Lynn Wendt

Director, Biomass Feedstock Natl User Facility

Idaho National Laboratory

Dr. Lynn Wendt serves as the Laboratory Relationship Manager to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). Dr. Wendt is also a senior research scientist in the Energy and Environment Science and Technology Directorate at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). She has served as a principal investigator for multiple projects sponsored by BETO and has contributed to strategic planning for INL’s Biomass Feedstock National User Facility and associated programs. Dr. Wendt holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Minnesota, a master's in biology from Idaho State University, and a Ph.D. in environmental science from the University of Idaho. Dr. Wendt is a bioenergy research expert in post-harvest physiology and chemistry of biomass storage systems and microbial systems for bioenergy feedstock supply chain processes. She has pioneered the development of biomass and algae material storage and handling systems that stabilize stored biomass materials while increasing biomass value during short- and long-term storage. Her 23 biomass-related publications and 2 patent applications are the authoritative reference on value-add biomass storage systems.